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Aberdeen 3 - 1 Werder Bremen

Elite FA Cup Groups Round 5, Aberdeen vs. Werder Bremen (Wed Jan 22)


                             Aberdeen  |  Werder Bremen
                            4-3-1-2 C  |  4-3-1-2 A
                          Malky McKay  |  Harry Kleinjan
                                       |
                          G_Buffon GK  |  GK J_Pavlenka
                           Marcelo DF  |  DF J_Zanetti
                          A_Ramsey DF  |  DF A_McLeish
                        P_Thompson DF  |  DF F_Beijmo
                             Balde DF  |  DF L_Augustinson
                        R_VD_Vaart MF  |  MF T_Muller
                          T_Finder MF  |  MF P_Bargfrede
                            J_Ross MF  |  MF M_Canete
                         J_Shaddix AM  |  AM J_Ledley
                           G_Botti FW  |  FW M_Kruse
                         R_Bentley FW  |  FW E_Bergkamp
                                       |
                          C_Gordon SUB |  SUB T_Courtois
                          M_Pierce SUB |  SUB J_Neeskens
                        J_McArthur SUB |  SUB C_Dopolpoppod
                          G_Fofana SUB |  SUB J_Garcia
                      Hakim_Ziyech SUB |  SUB Del_Vecchio

Referee: C_Cakir (Turkey)


Min. 2  :(abn) Balde is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  R_Bentley latches onto the ball
          ...  R_Bentley goes for goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  His manager looks unmoved
          ...  Lets see if Aberdeen can hang onto that lead!
          ...  Aberdeen 1-0 Werder Bremen ...
Min. 3  :(abn) R_Bentley flicks it over F_Beijmo's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  P_Bargfrede muscles him off the ball
          ...  Looked like a good tackle but the referee has awarded them a free kick
Min. 5  :(abn) J_Shaddix knocks it past J_Zanetti and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  J_Shaddix hits a crisp volley!
          ...  He hits the side netting
Min. 5  :(wbn) A defence splitting pass from T_Muller to J_Ledley
          ...  J_Ledley aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  G_Buffon makes a fine save
Min. 11 :(abn) T_Finder hits a hard pass to R_Bentley
          ...  But J_Zanetti with the fine tackle
Min. 11 :(abn) T_Finder kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  J_Shaddix gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  E_Bergkamp stands firm and knocks the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a rash challenge!!
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 12 :(wbn) E_Bergkamp slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  His team mate plays the through ball for him!
          ...  E_Bergkamp must beat G_Buffon!
          ...  G_Buffon parries it, he follows it up
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The defence had gone walk about!
          ...  Equaliser, the crowd goes wild!
          ...  Aberdeen 1-1 Werder Bremen ...
Min. 12 :(abn) T_Finder with the kinky dribble
          ...  J_Zanetti with an ugly foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
Min. 13 :(abn) R_Bentley finds himself with plenty of time
          ...  A glorious effort by R_Bentley !
          ...  But J_Pavlenka punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one
Min. 13 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede runs into space
          ...  P_Thompson with the tackle
Min. 14 :(abn) R_Bentley flicks it over L_Augustinson's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  R_Bentley shoots towards goal !
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  That was a mishit effort!
Min. 15 :(wbn) J_Ledley looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to M_Canete
          ...  M_Canete shapes up for a shot!
          ...  But it goes just over
Min. 16 :(abn) The ball is passed in from J_Shaddix, he finds R_Bentley
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  E_Bergkamp hits it out for a throw
Min. 19 :(abn) J_Ross finds T_Finder in the box
          ...  T_Finder with the header !
          ...  But J_Pavlenka punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a goal kick
          ...  It was clear to everyone that J_Pavlenka got a touch
Min. 22 :(wbn) J_Ledley works the ball inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to E_Bergkamp
          ...  A powerful shot by E_Bergkamp !
          ...  G_Buffon with the acrobatic save
          ...  Well saved
Min. 26 :(abn) Balde cuts inside J_Ledley
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  A cracking drive from Balde !
          ...  But J_Pavlenka tips it over
          ...  C_Cakir has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 26 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past F_Beijmo
          ...  He puts in Marcelo!
          ...  J_Ledley with an ugly foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 30 :(abn) R_Bentley beats his marker
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  F_Beijmo hits it out for a throw
Min. 31 :(wbn) The ball goes loose!
          ...  E_Bergkamp seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  E_Bergkamp attempts the shot!
          ...  But G_Buffon just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  C_Cakir has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 32 :(abn) T_Finder controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the left!
          ...  R_Bentley gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  R_Bentley fires a shot at goal !
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  Unbelievable!!!
          ...  It's gone wide
Min. 35 :(abn) T_Finder with the mazy run
          ...  T_Finder chases it through, he must score !
          ...  But J_Pavlenka punches it away
          ...  He was lucky to get to that one
Min. 36 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  E_Bergkamp keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  E_Bergkamp tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  G_Buffon gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 38 :(wbn) M_Canete is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He throws it long to E_Bergkamp
          ...  A thundering drive by E_Bergkamp !
          ...  But G_Buffon is equal to it
Min. 39 :(abn) P_Thompson hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  R_Bentley collects the loose ball!
          ...  F_Beijmo anticipates the pass and cuts it out
Min. 39 :(wbn) M_Kruse cuts inside Balde
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  M_Kruse with the attempt at goal!
          ...  He miskicks the ball
          ...  He's managed to put that out of the stadium
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate loosing his marker
          ...  He throws it to J_Shaddix
          ...  J_Shaddix has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  But J_Pavlenka hits it away
          ...  He could have held onto that!
Min. 44 :(abn) R_Bentley comes to collect the ball
          ...  Great turn!!!
          ...  Superb play
          ...  J_Ledley fouls badly
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  C_Cakir calls him for a talk
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 45 :(wbn) J_Ledley wins possession
          ...  He plays the ball across to M_Kruse
          ...  M_Kruse with the drive!
          ...  G_Buffon guesses right
Min. 47 :(abn) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  G_Botti is through!
          ...  G_Botti drives the shot in!
          ...  But J_Pavlenka parries the ball
          ...  It's picked up by the defender, much to the relief of the crowd

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Aberdeen 1-1 Werder Bremen

Min. 48 :(wbn) L_Augustinson with electric pace
          ...  He eases past P_Thompson
          ...  T_Finder with a deliberate foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  C_Cakir wants a quiet word
Min. 49 :(abn) Balde crosses to R_Bentley
          ...  R_Bentley with the crafty shot!
          ...  But J_Pavlenka palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 49 :(wbn) M_Canete looks for options
          ...  He decides to go it alone
          ...  P_Thompson takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 52 :(abn) Marcelo with the heel pass to J_Shaddix
          ...  J_Shaddix rifles it to the far post !
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  J_Pavlenka saves it !!
          ...  What a great save!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Bentley swings it in!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of J_Pavlenka
Min. 53 :(wbn) J_Ledley plays a first time ball through the defence to E_Bergkamp
          ...  Marcelo gets the foot in to win the ball
          ...  It rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  E_Bergkamp crosses it in!
          ...  G_Buffon reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 55 :(wbn) A_McLeish takes advantage of a mistake by P_Thompson
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  A_McLeish with the cheeky shot!
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  But it's gone just wide !!
Min. 60 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart finds J_Shaddix in acres of space
          ...  J_Shaddix with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  The Werder Bremen fans taunt him!
Min. 61 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede heads the ball back to J_Ledley
          ...  J_Ledley with a blistering shot !
          ...  But G_Buffon parries the ball
          ...  It's picked up by the defender, much to the relief of the crowd
Min. 62 :(abn) J_Shaddix with a smart pass to R_VD_Vaart
          ...  R_VD_Vaart carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But lands on the roof of the net !!
          ...  J_Pavlenka looks relieved there!
Min. 63 :(abn) T_Finder kills the ball dead
          ...  Beautiful turn
          ...  He could get a shot of here
          ...  T_Finder curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  A quality strike
          ...  That's given Aberdeen the advantage!
          ...  Aberdeen 2-1 Werder Bremen ...
Min. 63 :(wbn) Up goes the substitution board - Del_Vecchio on for J_Ledley as a FW
Min. 63 :(wbn) M_Kruse with a smart turn
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  A_Ramsey looks embarrassed to take the ball off him!
Min. 65 :(abn) M_Pierce takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace P_Thompson
          ...  He'll play as a DF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 66 :(abn) J_Ross is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to G_Botti
          ...  A glorious effort by G_Botti !
          ...  But J_Pavlenka palms it behind
          ...  C_Cakir has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 67 :(abn) T_Finder plays the early ball across the box to find G_Botti in space
          ...  A_McLeish dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 68 :(abn) Marcelo finds J_Shaddix in acres of space
          ...  J_Shaddix drives it low !
          ...  But J_Pavlenka with the difficult save
Min. 70 :(abn) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  Hakim_Ziyech will come on for R_Bentley and play FW
Min. 70 :(abn) There's going to be a change
          ...  G_Fofana will come on for T_Finder and play MF
Min. 71 :(abn) G_Botti turns nicely onto the ball
          ...  F_Beijmo takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 72 :(abn) G_Botti spits at M_Kruse
          ...  C_Cakir calls him for a talk
Min. 75 :(wbn) J_Garcia takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace T_Muller
          ...  He'll play as a MF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 76 :(abn) G_Botti sidesteps L_Augustinson
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  A delicate chip from G_Botti !
          ...  Looks like it should be J_Pavlenka's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  J_Pavlenka looks embarrassed!
          ...  Aberdeen 3-1 Werder Bremen ...
Min. 77 :(abn) It looks as though Aberdeen is now playing D
Min. 78 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart fires over a low cross to G_Botti
          ...  But F_Beijmo with the fine tackle
Min. 79 :(abn) M_Pierce pauses and waits for support
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  M_Pierce tries to beat J_Pavlenka!
          ...  It hits the inside of the post
          ...  It falls right into J_Pavlenka's arms
          ...  Unlucky
Min. 82 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart is first to the ball
          ...  J_Zanetti anticipates the pass and cuts it out
Min. 83 :(wbn) E_Bergkamp slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  His team mate plays the through ball for him!
          ...  E_Bergkamp with the shot on net !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?
Min. 84 :(abn) J_Ross with an inch perfect pass to Hakim_Ziyech
          ...  But F_Beijmo wins the ball with a sliding challenge
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_Fofana drives it into the box!
          ...  It comes to J_Shaddix
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  It hits the post!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 85 :(wbn) M_Kruse plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from M_Kruse !
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  G_Buffon never had a chance!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(abn) G_Botti beats his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  G_Botti with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  J_Pavlenka was beaten there!

*************  FULL TIME  ****************


Match Details
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Venue                : Pittodrie Stadium
Attendance           : 117,478
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Aberdeen Match Info
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Best player          : T_Finder (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : R_Bentley (2), T_Finder (63), G_Botti (76)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Werder Bremen Match Info
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Best player          : E_Bergkamp
Scorers              : E_Bergkamp (12)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : E_Bergkamp (11), J_Ledley (26)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Aberdeen     |  Werder Bremen
Attempts on Goal     :          21        |       13
Off target           :           8        |       5
On target            :          13        |       8
Possession           :          60        |       40
Corners              :           2        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :           8        |       12
Key Tackles          :           4        |       9
Key Passes           :          18        |       8
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Final Score          : Aberdeen 3 - 1 Werder Bremen
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Player Statistics - Aberdeen
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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G_Buffon       GK  35   2   3   1  22 |  94   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0   0   0
Marcelo        DF   1  29   9   7  21 |  94   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
A_Ramsey       DF   2  29   9   6  31 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
P_Thompson     DF   2  28  12   6  30 |  68   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  30  20
Balde          DF   3  28   7   8  22 |  94   0   0   2   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  40  10
R_VD_Vaart     MF   2  10  30   9  24 |  94   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40   1
T_Finder       MF   3   7  30   8  23 |  73   0   0   4   0   3   1   0   0   0   0  40  55
J_Ross         MF   1   8  29   7  27 |  94   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
J_Shaddix      AM   3  12  29  18  31 |  94   0   0   2   0   6   0   0   0   0   0  20  33
G_Botti        FW   1   9   9  31  32 |  94   0   0   0   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0  56
R_Bentley      FW   3   8   8  27  21 |  73   0   0   0   0   5   1   0   0   0  20  20  77
C_Gordon       GK  32   4   1   5  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Pierce       DF   3  29   7   8  31 |  26   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
J_McArthur     MF   3   7  29   7  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Fofana       MF   1  17  28   7  21 |  21   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Hakim_Ziyech   FW   2   6   7  27  32 |  21   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Werder Bremen
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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J_Pavlenka     GK  31   3   1   2  21 |  94  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0
J_Zanetti      DF   1  30  12  10  41 |  94   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
A_McLeish      DF   1  30  12   6  26 |  94   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
F_Beijmo       DF   3  28  12   8  22 |  94   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100   0   0
L_Augustinson  DF   2  27   7   6  23 |  94   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Muller       MF   3  10  30  10  32 |  78   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
P_Bargfrede    MF   3   6  30   7  32 |  94   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
M_Canete       MF   2   5  29   5  19 |  94   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -19
J_Ledley       AM   1   6  27  16  30 |  66   0   0   4   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  38  18
M_Kruse        FW   2   4  12  30  30 |  94   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  12
E_Bergkamp     FW   3  10   6  28  34 |  94   0   1   0   0   6   1   1   0   0  18  -2  74
T_Courtois     GK  29   1   2   3  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Neeskens     DF   1  31  10   7  29 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Dopolpoppod  MF   3   9  25  11  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Garcia       MF   2  10  25  10  28 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Del_Vecchio    FW   3   5   7  25  20 |  28   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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